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NICK COLIONNE THANK YOU FOR THE LIFE WE SHARED Internationally-known Jazz Guitarist Nick Colionne of Chicago, Illinois passed away on Saturday, January 1, 2022. Nick achieved contemporary jazz stardom in the early 2000s, and, since that time has been one of the genre’s most dynamic and tireless live performers. Nick was known for his wit, charisma, and incredible sense of style. The Seabreeze Jazz Festival loved “Uncle Nick” (as many of us called him) and will forever remember his music and sense of humor. Be sure to check out his current single “What You Do To Me” from Nick’s new cd coming out soon.
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Our 23rd year of Seabreeze Jazz Festivals at the world’s most beautiful beaches in the Northwest Florida area. The ultimate weekend of smooth jazz is also the best jazz vacation. We have become a Seabreeze family making friends and meeting new people. Hard work and dedication go into putting this great event together. Talented performers, thousands of great people, truckloads of good food, refreshing ice-cold drinks, artists, and craftspeople selling their wares are all here. Many opportunities to meet your favorite artists, get autographs and purchase their latest music. Welcome to the party, enjoy yourself, respect others, and have a wonderful time listening to the best smooth jazz.
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STUART McCLEAN An art style that is very different, and is recognized by it’s vibrant colors, and raised 3-D effect. Inspiration for each piece comes from within his soul and reflects his Trinidadian and Carnival Spirit. The liveliness of the art just makes you “feel like moving”. Stuart’s art appeals to the masses and can be found in homes nationally and internationally, as well as alongside faithful long-time art collectors. Experiencing his work just makes you feel euphoric. Visit Craft Market Site 6 to see and purchase his unique artwork.
“A solid relationship is when someone has your back and
will stand by your side no matter what,” explains Boney James about the title of his new CD. “Solid is a word that has a few meanings, but this one really resonated with me and became the theme of the record.” Solid is the four-time GRAMMY-nominated saxophonist’s seventeenth album as a leader and will be released by Concord Records, on April 17, 2020. Solid follows up his smash 2017 release Honestly which became his eleventh #1 Billboard Contemporary Jazz Album. Sometimes, inspiration is slow in coming, evasive, and stubborn. Other times, if an artist is very fortunate, it simply flows, the music practically writing itself. That’s how Solid, the latest release from Boney James came to be. “This record really flowed at an unusually quick pace,” Boney says. “There was a lot of positive energy in making this music. Solid is a very upbeat record. As I was writing them, these songs put a smile on my face.” It’s still a joy to his multitude of fans too. “I try to ‘be there’ for the people who are interested in my music,” says James, “to be Solid in that relationship and to not let anybody down. I often get great compliments from the people that come to my shows, that I ‘never disappoint’ them, and that’s very gratifying to me. That’s what I was trying to express with this title, that sense of character… to stand for something principled.”
CHARLIE WILSON Very few artists can lay claim to Charlie Wilson’s hitmaker status. He recently took his decades of hits on the road with New Edition and Jodeci for the topselling, critically acclaimed “The Culture Tour” at the top of 2022. On February 25 he dropped a new single and summer anthem, “No Stoppin’ Us,” with fellow R&B Icons Babyface, K-Ci Hailey and Johnny Gill accompanied by a fun-filled music video. Twice named Billboard’s Top Adult Male R&B Artist, Wilson kick-started the new decade with not one but two No. 1 Adult R&B Songs hits: “Forever Valentine” and “One I Got.” Then he wrapped the year by also breaking that chart’s record as the Top Adult Male Artist with the most No. 1’s in three decades. In 2021 Wilson also won the Certified Soul Award at the Soul Train Awards. Since scoring his first top 10 R&B hit in 1979 as co-founder/lead singer for R&B/ funk pioneers the Gap Band, Wilson continues to defy the odds. For in a career that stretches more than four decades — and multiple generations of fans — Wilson has not only become a force on the charts but also onstage. And he has simultaneously become the go-to collaborator for many fellow stars. What ties it all together, says the 13-time Grammy Award nominee, is being able to tap back into the passion that bubbled to the surface when he began performing in church at four years old. “It was fun and felt good,” Wilson recalls with a laugh. “That’s when singing first became something I didn’t want to ever let go.” Meanwhile, Wilson continues to cement his reputation as everyone’s favorite uncle and guest collaborator. Alongside Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, he sings “Wish Me Luck,” the opening theme for the new 2021 STARZ original series Black Mafia Family. Wilson’s vocals also grace Grammy Award-winning Best Rap Albums from Nas (King’s Disease, 2021), Tyler, The Creator (Igor, 2020) and Kanye West (My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, 2012). In addition to an appearance on Nas’ latest No. 1 album King’s Disease II, Wilson’s MVP credits extend to projects from Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, Snoop Dogg, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and Hit-Boy. And that’s not counting his work with hip-hop nextgeners Chika, Aminé, Brockhampton, Guapdad 4000 and O.T. Genasis.
SHEILA E Guided by the forces of family, faith, and music, Sheila E. has made a name for herself as one of the most talented musical icons over the decades. With a fearless nature and a passion for sharing her gifts with others, Sheila truly follows the beat of her own drum. She touches the lives of so many, with her dynamic music career at the heart of everything. Sheila’s eagerness to share her music, openness as an author, and fire for her ministry make her such a relatable, inspirational figure for people of all ages. Born into a musical family, Sheila Escovedo (Sheila E.) has been driven by an inner rhythm her entire life. As a young girl, she was immersed in the diverse music scenes of the Bay Area—influenced and inspired by her percussionist father Pete Escovedo; musical uncles Coke Escovedo, Alejandro Escovedo, Mario Escovedo, and Javier Escovedo; and godfather Tito Puente. Growing up in the Escovedo household, musical instruments were for everyone. “Nobody cared as long as you could keep time (or have a good time),” she writes in her memoir, The Beat Of My Own Drum. You most likely saw her on stage at this year’s OSCARS.
DAMIEN ESCOBAR Damien Escobar is one of the world’s most well-respected violinists, and his love, passion, and dedication to his craft bleeds into his everyday life. Ever since the young age of 8 years old, the Jamaica, Queens, New York native fell in love with the instrument, even making history as the youngest Juilliard School of Music graduate at the time at just 12 years old… but the road was never easy. Coming from truly humble beginnings, Escobar went from being homeless and playing violin in the subways of New York City to taking home an NAACP nomination and two Emmy wins, to appearances on the Today Show and multiple sold-out nationwide tours. And Damien isn’t just a musician, he has his hands in all aspects of the business. Coming up as a member of the world-famous duo Nuttin But Stringz, who came in third place on America’s Got Talent, Damien also stepped into the management role of the group — turning them from a local sensation to a multi-million dollar brand. To date, they’ve partnered with elite companies such as McDonald’s, Nike, Coca-Cola, ADIDAS, Yamaha, and more. Now two decades in, Damien has performed for everyone from President Obama and President Bush to Diddy and Oprah Winfrey. Fast forward to today, Damien has lit yet another fire up under him, ready to unleash his own original music which he hasn’t done in over 5 years. Additionally, he stays busy with his own booking agency LCM Entertainment, while heading the music department at one of the largest ad agencies, Arnold Worldwide.
The popularity of his music world wide has kept Mr. Simpson on a seemingly endless world tour which in 2019 included Japan, Australia, Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, Spain, United Kingdom, Portugal, and South Africa. With writing and performing credits on R&B chart-topping albums and Smooth Jazz Airplay charts, it’s clear why Brian is the veteran Music Director of so many jazz events.
Contemporary saxophonist, author, and music producer Jackiem Joyner is set to release his 7th album, Touch, worldwide this fall, 2019. After more than 12 years as a recording
artist, Jackiem continues to stand out with electrifying live performances and brilliant music productions. As a performer, he has toured over 30 countries and performed with the likes of the late George Duke, Marcus Miller, Keiko Matsui, Donnie McClurkin, Angela Bofill, Najee, Kirk Whalum, Peter White, and many, many more. Joyner’s radio success is widely known within the industry. Joyner has two number 1 hit songs, five top 10 billboard singles, and a number one debut album under his belt.
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JESSY J Jessy’s connection to her Latin heritage runs deep, as her father is originally from Mexico and her mom hails from Texas. Born in Oregon and raised in southern California, Jessy grew up in a home full of big family gettogethers, Mexican feasts and lots of Latin, jazz and pop music. Her musical influences include Cannonball
Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Grover Washington, Jr., Sergio Mendes, Ricky Martin and Gloria Estefan. She is grateful that her Hispanic fans have been inspired by her love of these musical roots, which has sometimes helped foster connections with their own family heritage. Jessy’s European fans may not connect with that side of her in a personal way, but they have long embraced the exuberant exotica she brings to her style of contemporary jazz.
“Top to bottom,” Albright says, “Whether in concert, listening to my music over the radio or CD player, I always want my listeners to be taken on a musical journey with different textures, rhythms, chord progressions and moods. I want people to know where I’ve been and where I’m going, and to let them hear that I’m in a really good place in my life.”
Cindy has also applied her skills and background in a way to inspire future generations. She has conducted hundreds of jazz workshops at high school and community colleges all over the country, and earned a master’s degree in educational leadership. Cindy continues to impress thousands of jazz loving adults, playing such renowned events as the Big Bear Lake Jazz Festival, Omaha’s Riverfront Jazz and Blues Festival, the Balcones Heights Jazz Festival in San Antonio and the Seabreeze Jazz Festival.
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As Spyro Gyra looks forward to 2020 and beyond, they show no sign of slowing down. Over the last 40+ years, they have performed over five thousand shows, released thirty-one albums (not counting “Best Of…” compilations) selling over ten million albums while also achieving one platinum and two gold albums. Although few acts have accomplished this type of record, they have done it by constantly challenging themselves as is evidenced by their last studio release “The Rhinebeck Sessions” which was written and recorded over three days in the studio.
MARION MEADOWS Smooth Jazz Superstar Marion Meadows is without question one of the most popular and unique talents on the jazz scene today. Blessed with movie star looks and the smoothest saxophone tone on the planet, Marion has sold close to one million albums in his brilliant career. His constant string of radio hits and relentless touring have garnered legions of fans, and his appearances with such varied artists as The Temptations, Michael Bolton and Will Downing are a testament to his broad audience appeal.
PEABO BRYSON Peabo Bryson has established a career as one of the premier male vocalists in contemporary music of the last quarter century. Possessing a beautifully rich, almost
Grammy Award-winner has survived and prospered despite the passage of time and changes in popular musical trends. With twenty albums to his credit, Peabo Bryson has enjoyed an unprecedented, across-the-board
success, Bryson has the distinction of being the first artist in music history to have separate records topping four different charts.
LINDSEY WEBSTER lindseywebstermusic.com The earthy, charismatic and beautiful Lindsey Webster is a surprising and welcomed anomaly in the contemporary jazz world. The sultry and soulful young singer/composer, who has two Billboard #1’s on the Contemporary Jazz Chart, making her the first vocalist in the format to garner a #1 since the iconic Sade, is still amazed by her own success. “It is unbelievable that it is really happening” says Webster. “But now that it has, I feel like my world and career have opened up and that it is only the beginning!”
Grammy Award-winning Contemporary Jazz/R&B superstar Norman Brown has sold close to 2 million albums in his extraordinary career and virtually lives at the top of the Billboard Contemporary Jazz sales and radio charts. Having shared the stage with virtually every Contemporary Jazz superstar from Boney James to Dave Koz to Gerald Albright. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Norman Brown first picked up a guitar at the age of 8. First inspired by Jimi Hendrix, it was his father’s preference for the sound of Wes Montgomery that set Brown on his stylistic journey.
KEIKO MATSUI Acclaimed pianist, composer and humanitarian Keiko Matsui’s transcendent and haunting melodies have long sought to build bridges. Her sonic cultural exchange has reached the hearts and minds of fans throughout the world and has allowed the pianist to work alongside icons Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Hugh Masekela and Bob James. “I would like my music to be a conduit for peace, kindness, love and light,” shares the petite, soft-spoken, yet commanding pianist.
KIM WATERS We could all learn a thing from Kim Waters’ Zen-like approach to music and life. He is an advocate of not sweating the small stuff and seeing the big picture. He professes that these are key ingredients to living a long life. Waters is also motivated by the opportunity to reach others. He concludes, “My fans, friends and family inspire me to be the best I can be. It makes me smile when I hear and see people happy because of my music!!! That’s what it’s all about.”
KAYLA WATERS Award-winning urban-jazz pianist Kayla Waters is a chart-topping recording artist, composer, producer and music director. After signing a multi-album record deal with Trippin N’ Rhythm (SONY), Kayla made Billboard history by becoming the first female pianist and composer to reign atop the charts at the No. 1 spot for 6 consecutive weeks. As a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Howard University where she earned a degree in Piano Performance. Spiritually grounded, she serves as Associate Music Director at Grace Brethren Church in Maryland and delights in the opportunity to share her God-given gifts of music in ministry. Firm in her faith and wholly aware of her unique purpose, Kayla never loses sight of God divinely orchestrating her every move.
CEELO GREEN CeeLo Green is a singer-songwriter, known for his soulful voice and flamboyant persona, both as a solo performer and as part of the eclectic duo Gnarls Barkley. He has been a coach on several seasons of “The Voice.” CeeLo says “Tolerance, compromise, understanding, acceptance, patience— I want those all to be very sharp tools in my shed.” You can find CeeLo this May at BOOMBOX! Vegas Residency on Shuffle - Las Vegas, NV
festival schedule WEDNESDAY - April 20th
SEABREEZE DINNER CRUISE featuring ERIC DARIUS (must have ticket to be admitted) 7pm - 10pm aboard The Solaris Dinner Yacht - Lighthouse Marina - Panama City Beach Boat boards at 6:30pm – sails at 7pm
THURSDAY - April 21st
JAZZY BRUNCH CRUISE featuring CHRIS STANDRING
(Separately Ticketed Event)
9 am - 11am aboard The Solaris Dinner Yacht - Lighthouse Marina Panama City Beach - Boards at 8:30am – sails at 9am. AARON BEASANT PARK AMPHITHEATER Entry starting at 10am - Show starts at 12noon 12 noon........ BLAKE AARON 1:35pm......... JAZZ IN PINK featuring KIM SCOTT, PAULA ATHERTON, CHELSEY GREEN, AND JOSIE AIELLO 3:15pm......... MARION MEADOWS AND ALEX BUGNON 5:15pm......... SPYRO GYRA 7:15pm......... JUSTIN LEE SCHULTZ Seabreeze Rising Star 8:30pm......... CHARLIE WILSON THURSDAY NIGHT AFTER PARTY featuring DOWN TO THE BONE
(Separately Ticketed Event) at After Party Stage
Doors open at 10:30pm – Show at 11pm
FRIDAY - April 22nd AARON BEASANT PARK AMPHITHEATER Entry starting at 10am - Show starts at 12noon 12 noon........ HIROSHIMA 1:35pm......... ERIC DARIUS featuring REBECCA JADE 3:15pm......... CINDY BRADLEY 5:15pm......... MARCUS ANDERSON with SPECIAL GUEST CEELO GREEN 7:15pm......... RANDY SCOTT Seabreeze Rising Star 8:30pm......... SHEILA E AND DAMIEN ESCOBAR FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER PARTY featuring GERALD ALBRIGHT (Separately Ticketed Event) at After Party Stage Doors open at 10:30pm – Show at 11pm
SEABREEZE JAZZ FESTIVAL HOST BECKY TAYLOR
smooth JAZZ SATURDAY - April 23rd
AARON BEASANT PARK AMPHITHEATER Entry starting at 10am - Show starts at 12noon 12 noon........ LIN ROUNTREE 1:35pm......... BRIAN SIMPSON with JESSY J and JACKIEM JOYNER 3:15pm......... KEN FORD “THE KING OF STRINGS” 5:15pm......... BRIAN BROMBERG AND HIS UNAPOLOGETICALLY FUNKY BIG BOMBASTIC BAND FEATURING EVERETTE HARP 7:15pm......... RYAN LA VALETTE Seabreeze Rising Star 8:30pm......... RUBEN SINGS LUTHER featuring RUBEN STUDDARD SATURDAY NIGHT AFTER PARTY featuring LINDSEY WEBSTER AND ADAM HAWLEY (Separately Ticketed Event) at After Party Stage Doors open at 10:30pm – Show at 11pm
SUNDAY - April 24th
AARON BEASANT PARK AMPHITHEATER Entry starting at 10am - Show starts at 12noon 12 noon........ KAYLA WATERS AND KIM WATERS 1:45pm......... FOUR 80 EAST featuring JJ SANSAVERINO 3:30pm......... PEABO BRYSON AND KEIKO MATSUI 5:30pm......... MARK JAIMES Seabreeze Rising Star 6:45pm......... BONEY JAMES SUNDAY NIGHT AFTER PARTY featuring NORMAN BROWN (Separately Ticketed Event) at After Party Stage Doors open at 8:30pm – Show at 9pm Line-up and performance times are subject to change. Smooth Jazz on Seabreeze.fm Presented by Visit Panama City Beach
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Get ready for your ultimate weekend of Smooth Jazz. Below you will see a listing of our wonderful art and craft vendors plus food vendors offering a selection of regional favorites! Big blue water is free water refill and we have fruit, juice, Gatorade, protein and energy drinks as well as OTC medicines available at the Seabreeze Merch tent and the Seabreeze Outlet.
1. TNT Worldwide
30. Venice Gelato
2. BBM International Gifts
31. Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop
32. Rumtastic Gourmet Run Cakes
4. Collage Illusion by Carl M. Crawford
5. 30A Beach Services
34. Cakes and Cones
5b. Smooth Jazz News
35. Polo’s Homemade Italian Water Ice
6. Stuart McClean
36. Parris Cater 2U 4U
7. Official Seabreeze Merchandise
37. Concession Stand #1
8. Bling Bling Blessings
38. Bee Smoothie
9. Top Up Station #1
39. Leolas Crab Shack
10. Ethnic Vibes
40. Seabreeze Bar #2
11. Batu Collections
41. CD Top Up Trailer #2
12. A Gift To Africa
44. The Spice is Right
13. Sunshine Hats
45. Woodson’s Wrap Shack
14. African Art Marketplace
46. Bennet’s Place
15. A Tempt To Please
47. Pressed Panin and Flatbreads
16. Cabana Cay
48. Jamaican Jerk Hut
17. Golden Reign
49. Renaisse Catering of Orlando
18. Alannah Vincent
19. Precious One Designs
51. Pearson’s Louisiana Cajun Food
20. Hats 2 Dye 4
52. Veggie Soul Planet
21. Soul Stones by LJ
53. Vieux Carre
54. Beachy Bites
24. Funky Knucklez Art
56. Q and A Concessions
25. International Flhair
57. Oh Lemonade
26. Concession Stand #2
58. Miss Vi’s Cookup
27. Seabreeze Bar #1
59. Roasted Wright
28. Hadley Happenings
60. Shotgun’s Smokehouse BBQ
29. Nolan’s Kettle Corn
MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST, COMPOSER, ARRANGER, PRODUCER
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JUSTIN LEE SHULTZ
Justin-Lee Schultz is the youngest of three children, born on February 8, 2007, in Johannesburg South Africa. Justin started playing piano at the age of 5. His first stage performance was with his dad, just two weeks after he started playing the piano. The family relocated in 2015, moving from South Africa to the United States, to follow their dreams. Justin and his sister Jamie-Leigh and father Julius went on to perform on America’s Most Musical Family. Some recent highlights include sharing the stage with T-Pain, Jacob Collier, Steve Vai, and many more. At age 15, there are no limits to where Justin can take his career. One thing is for sure, the journey is going to be a wild ride.
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Randy Scott is a professional musician, record producer and composer. He signed a recording deal with a Sony distributed label called, Trippin ‘N’ Rhythm Records in 2011, and each of his records have debuted in the top 20 on the national Billboard charts. Randy has a bachelor’s degree in music education from Michigan State University, a Master’s degree from Wayne State University and is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He contributes all his accomplishments to his faith and belief in God.
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RYAN LA VALETTE
Bringing an explosive energy as a triple threat musician and artist to the smooth jazz genre, New Zealand bred and based guitarist, saxophonist and bassist Ryan La Valette will unleash his multitude of melodic and soul-grooving talents to radio in 2022. Testament to his transcendent array of talents and emotionally impactful songwriting skills, the artist collaborated with three of the genre’s top Billboard #1 keyboardists / producers – labelmate Nicholas Cole and two time Grammy nominees Greg Manning and Chris “Big Dog” Davis.
RECORDING ARTIST, ENGINEER, PRODUCER AND MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST
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Seabreeze Rising Star
An active session and touring musician since 1992, his playing style weds the funky, multistring chromatic lyricism of Grant Green and George Benson to the vamping funky rhythmic prowess of Ronny Jordan and Chuck Loeb. He has worked extensively with smooth jazz artists including Richard Elliot, Rick Braun and Mindi Abair, to name a few. Jaimes released his debut solo album, “Hear at Last”, for Trippin N’ Rhythm Records in 2021.
GUITARIST, COMPOSER, AND PRODUCER
For Eric Darius there are no limitations when it comes to breaking new ground. Internationally known as an elite Jazz/R&B/Pop Saxophonist, Songwriter, Producer, and Performer, Darius recently dropped, “L.O.V.E Feat. Brian Culbertson” the third single from his seventh studio album, Breakin’ Thru, which debuted at #2 on the iTunes Top 40 Jazz Albums Chart. This project is an extra special milestone for Darius as it is his first release via his own independent label, SagiDarius Music. The title track and debut single for Breakin’ Thru has been a staple on Contemporary Jazz radio reaching #1 on the Billboard Charts, as well as his second single Dare 2 Dream, which reached the Top 5 on the Billboard Charts.
BRIAN BROMBERG From smashing through the barriers of how the bass is SUPPOSED
to be played, cutting edge bass design, to being recognized as a world-class producer, songwriter, and session musician. He keeps pushing the envelope to become the best that he can be and to keep pushing the boundaries. As Brian himself says, “There are no rules, just dreams”.
ALEX BUGNON Alex
prolific, energetic force on the contemporary
for almost three decades. A renowned musician, composer and bandleader, Bugnon hales from the picturesque town of Caux, Switzerland – 4 miles above Montreux, site of the world famous Jazz Festival.
Everette began playing the saxophone at age four. Growing up he continued to practice then went on to major in music at North Texas State University. His influences include Grover Washington Jr., Dextor Gordon, John Coltrane, Michael Brecker, David Sanborn, Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley, Kirk Whalum, Gerald Albright, Stanley Turrentine, Kenny Garret. His album Jazz Funk Soul, a collaboration with Chuck Loeb and Jeff Lorber, received his first nomination for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.
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RUBEN STUDDARD In 2018, Studdard, who had long been compared to Luther Vandross, released a tribute album, Ruben Sings Luther, on the SEG Music label. The album featured Studdard’s handpicked Vandross favorites, including songs like “Here and Now,” “Always and Forever,” and “A House Is Not a Home.” He supported the album with the Always & Forever national tour. In an interview with People Magazine, Studdard said that, “Since I won American Idol, people have been asking for me to sing Luther songs for a long time. I thought, ‘OK. You want to hear it? I might as well do it. I thought it was the perfect time to pay homage to one of the greatest song interpreters of all time.
ADAM HAWLEY Adam Hawley, currently a resident of Los Angeles, started his music career in the Portland Metro Area of Oregon before moving to Southern California in 2002. He has performed and/or recorded in a myriad of settings with such artists as: Jennifer Lopez, The Backstreet Boys, Joss Stone, Natalie Cole, Brian McKnight, Phillip Bailey, Rickey Minor Band (American Idol), Dave Koz, Lalah Hathaway, Ruben Studdard, Sheila E, Peabo Bryson, Terry Lewis, Larry Graham, Jordin Sparks, Fantasia, Eric Benet, Rahsaan Patterson, Mario Monica, The Manhattan Transfer, Marc Anthony, Phil Perry, Kenny Latimore, Michael McDonald, Montell Jordon, Brian Culbertson, Richard Elliott, Euge Groove, Gerald Albright, Kirk Whalum, Take 6, Ray Parker Jr., Jeff Lorber, Rick Braun, Mindi Abair, Keiko Matsui, and many more! Adam holds endorsements with D’Addario, Gibson, Martin, PRS, Taylor, Carvin, Voodoo Labs, Duesenberg, Suhr, Nash, Benedetto, Divided By 13, Orange, Xotic, XTS, and Reunion Blues.
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Nominated artist is an incredible act and one worth watching, saxophonist Marcus Anderson is the golden child shining among stars. With 13 studio albums on his list of accomplishments, the fusion jazz artist brings R&B, Pop, Rock and Funk to make music that puts listeners in another atmosphere. Charting number one in both categories of Billboard’s Smooth Jazz and Sirius XM’s Watercolors with numerous hits the Spartanburg, SC native is delivering major music in a humble way. His work with the late Prince and the New Power Generation led him to join stages with the likes of CeeLo Green, Judith Hill, Stevie Wonder, and Liv Warfield just to name a few, where he had become a key contributor in these touring band. Prince also featured Marcus on his last release Hit N Run Phase 2, playing on “Revelation” and “Look at Me Look at You”.
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Down To The Bone is Stuart Wade as producer, writer, and mastermind behind the whole groove project. Set up at the tail end of 1995. Working alongside other musicians to create a funk groove project.
Guitarist, composer, and arranger Chris Standring is one of the most prolific and successful artists on the contemporary urban jazz scene. With 13 Billboard Top 10 singles and 6 singles that reached number one on the chart, Jazz Monthly has said of Standring, “One
and in-demand guitarists, Standring’s sensual chill, ambient soul and retro-groove pop jazz is fashioned around his trademark hip-swaying guitar.”
Rebecca has been described by many to have a chameleon-like quality to her voice, where she delivers each song uniquely, yet she has been blessed with a sound unlike anyone else. Many music lovers have stated that she can transfer the emotion of each song to her listeners. Rebecca Jade has performed with some of the most sought-after musicians all over the world, and her versatility has allowed her many unique opportunities to perform: Rebecca has been touring with the Queen of percussion, Sheila E since 2017 and most recently appeared in the Emmy-nominated show, “Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute to Prince” that aired on CBS in April of 2020; She also sang background vocals for Sir Elton John at the 2020 Academy Awards.
FOUR 80 EAST Four80East is a Toronto-based electro-jazz duo that’s all about the groove. Drawing from their diverse musical influences, Rob DeBoer and Tony Grace have created a signature sound that combines electronic production with live instrumentation. Since breaking out with their highly successful debut “The Album” in 1997, Four80East has been a mainstay on contemporary jazz radio, with eight studio albums and a double live album to their credit. They have scored several top-ten Billboard hits, including their most recent #1 in 2019 with Cinco Cinco Seis.
In the new found sea of Trumpet Players in Contemporary Jazz, there are few who manage to stand out in the crowd with boldness and originality. Lin Rountree is one such player. With seven solo CD’s to his credit yielding 17 top 20 Billboard singles (Including TWO #1 hits), as well as over 60 guest features on other artist’s recordings, Lin has an innate ability to connect his music to his listener’s soul.
With multiple Billboard-charting singles, including a BIllboard #1 smash hit with “Style and Elegance”, and four highly acclaimed albums, New York guitarist JJ Sansaverino has reached millions touring the world with his “Benson meets Santana” musical style. An extraordinary performer, JJ has a “take no prisoners” performance attitude, gracing the stage night after night touring on his own or with reggae legend Maxi Priest and bringing his vibe of Smooth Jazz, R&B, and Reggae.
JAZZ IN PINK JAZZ IN PINK is the world-renowned, all-female, all Star band based in Los Angeles, CA. In just eight years, Jazz In Pink has emerged as one of the world’s most prominent and popular all-female, ensembles. They enjoy a growing social media presence on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. Jazz In Pink delivers a mixed genre which is primarily Jazz with soul, R&B, symphonic, rock and hip hop undertones. The band’s core members are Gail Jhonson, Althea René, Maria Antoinette, and Karen Briggs. Since 2008, Jazz In Pink has not only performed throughout the country and around the world, but has worked to fill learning, social, and cultural gaps through community outreaches and events. The talented band consistently captivates audiences. Collectively and individually, members have performed along with Alex Bugnon; Norman Brown; Eric Bent; Bobby Womack; Sheila E; Peabo Bryson; David Benoit; Kirk Franklin; Donnie McClurkin; Yolanda Adams; The Virginia Symphony; Jonathan Butler; George Duke; Stanley Clarke; Wu Tang Clan; Everett Harp; Brenda Russell; Patti Austin; The Time and Yanni. Their CD, 1st Collection, was released in 2014. It features Gail Jhonson, Karen Briggs, Althea Rene, Robin Bramlett, Cindy Bradley and many other talented, eclectic musicians.
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HIROSHIMA As we move into 2022, we embark on our “Domo Tour”. “Domo” in Japanese means “Thanks”. In case we don¹t get back your way again, we want to say “Domo” to our fans, friends, and family for your decades of support. We have decided to “wind down” from the traditional touring we’ve done all these years. We aren’t stopping 100%, but it’ll be scaled back quite a bit.
DON’T FORGET YOUR SMOOTH JAZZ MERCH Posters, festival t-shirts assorted colors, hats, beverage containers, and so much more. Be sure to stop by the merchandise tent for your festival sovereign. Get yours early and pick up something for a friend who couldn’t make it this year. We also have merchandise from past festivals to enjoy too. Plus check out the 14” x 36” full-color festival poster by Stewart McClean
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KEN FORD “The King of Strings”
Electric. A word that describes not only Ken Ford’s violin but aptly describes the man himself, with electrifying and deeply physical live performances that have audiences up on their feet and into the aisles, feeling the music as much as he does, jumping and dancing around on stage. Far from being any quiet instrument, Ken’s infectious energy takes the violin center stage with amazing artistry and creativity, rocking out on the violin with a passion and fervor that rivals the biggest and baddest guitar solos.
Named “one of our greatest treasures as a guitarist” by Najee and “amazingly talented” by Dave Koz, guitarist Blake Aaron has returned with his fifth full length album “Color and Passion”, on Innervision Records.
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ThreeStyle new album release April 2022 ‘BETTER DAYS‘ In this album Magdalena Chovancova, Robert Fertl and Gabriela Chovancova from the band ThreeStyle come together with friends like the amazingly talented vocalists Tim Owens, Damon Dae, DW3, Latonya Black Gilliard, Ashley Sankey, and instrumentalists Lew Laing and James L. Manning to create a blend of vocal AC and smooth soul jazz. Find out more at ThreeStylejazz.com or your favorite store.
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TONY SAUNDERS New Album
“All About LOVE”
The album features collaborations with an array of jazz artist greats! Album includes the smooth jazz hit “Summertime Love”! Available at: iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and CD available at your favorite music stores. w w w. To n y S a u n d e r s . c o m
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LEGACY TICKET 9 reasons to get yours
1. An easy way to renew your tickets for the 2023 festival BEFORE they go on sale. 2. “Create a “Legacy” -- reserve your seats before they go on sale!”
3. Look for an email coming May 6th with a special link to RENEW YOUR SEATS.
4. Open the link and BOOK YOUR LEGACY SEAT for 2020. You will be renewed ... before the tickets go on sale! 5. After you rebook your reserved seat -- look for the opportunity to request an
upgrade in a follow up email. A ticket associate will contact with with more information to finalize your upgrade. 6. Take advantage of special discounts including The Early Bird Special on a pair of Four Day General Admission Passes. 7. You will have from May 6th May 24th to take advantage of the legacy ticket option.
8. Tickets to the general public go on sale at 12:01am June 1st. 9. Create a SMOOTH JAZZ LEGACY -- with your Seabreeze Legacy Ticket.